Instagram Post “Likes” Fading Fast-
After successful testing in Canada, Instagram’s plan to remove Post likes is expanding to Australia, New Zealand, and 4 other nations.

“We want Instagram to be a place where people feel comfortable expressing themselves. We hope this test will remove the pressure of how many likes a post will receive, so you can focus on sharing the things you love.” – Facebook Australia and New Zealand director of policy Mia Garlick

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How Important Is Paid Social Media-
Now there is a question set to rattle any Social Media Manager. Of course it is important but, perhaps there are other ways you can move your client’s message, including… written content.

“… we start with data and consumer insights, then use that to support tactics that allow clients to win at SEO through organic content. (Social media may be the ultimate toy for idle hands, but Google is still a business’s best friend.) Then we tie that to a strategy that makes it easy to acquire email addresses. Then we focus on paid social to amplify direct selling.” – Adam Bornstein, writing in Subscribe

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YouTube Marketing Trends
With more than 1.9 billion logged-in users each month, YouTube is a key resource in any social media manager’s tool box. But, as we have said before, point & shoot is not in the best interests of your clients. Here are 3 trends that are.

“YouTube is a platform you don’t want to neglect if you plan on strategizing your business for higher conversions and engagement rates. Video is a fan favorite and people aren’t giving it up any time soon. By adding it to your marketing strategy, you’re ensured a better chance of achieving your goals and reaching success.” – Syed Balkhi, writing for Jeff Bullas .com

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